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Likelihood to Recommend

Kissmetrics

Kissmetric is well suited for people that feel that they are not seeing the right kind of data from Google Analytics. If you have ever looked a Google Analytics report and said "I wish I knew what the 10 people that read this case study did before, after and even a week from now on my website", then Kissmetrics is for you and will help you answer those questions.On the other hand--if you have no technical expertise or knowledge of viewing data, then Kissmetrics may prove a bit difficult for you to set up and manage.
Aaron Treguboff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely is a great A/B testing tool for any size business. The Optimizely platform democratizes A/B testing through a simple interface, excellent training tools, easy implementation and low dependence on IT resources. Utilizing Optimizely I've been able to run robust experimentation programs with a variety of resources (acting as a 1-person team with limited access to IT resources as well as managing a team with high access to resources). Additionally, Optimizely is well-priced and positioned to be affordable for a variety of business sizes.
Emily Emmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.0
a/b experiment testing
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
8.0
Split URL testing
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.7
Multivariate testing
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.6
Multi-page/funnel testing
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.3
Cross-browser testing
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.1
Mobile app testing
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.3
Test significance
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.9
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.1
Advanced code editor
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.5
Page surveys
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.4
Visitor recordings
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.2
Preview mode
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.7
Test duration calculator
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.2
Experiment scheduler
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.9
Experiment workflow and approval
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.0
Dynamic experiment activation
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.4
Client-side tests
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.4
Server-side tests
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.8
Mutually exclusive tests
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.4

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.4
Standard visitor segmentation
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.7
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.3
Traffic allocation control
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
8.0
Website personalization
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.8

Results and Analysis

Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.1
Heatmap tool
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.7
Click analytics
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.3
Scroll maps
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.1
Form fill analysis
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.5
Conversion tracking
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.5
Goal tracking
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.5
Test reporting
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.6
Results segmentation
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.1
CSV export
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
6.5
Experiments results dashboard
Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.1

Pros

Kissmetrics

  • The more events you track and properties you send along, the more you can see how specific users use your product/service. The user based timeline gives you a perfect start point to get in touch with users, because you can see where they get stuck.
  • Tracking your traffic sources and how they influence conversions is awesome. You can get a perfect view of how much a traffic source contributes to revenue.
  • Funnel reports give you more insights into micro and macro conversion steps and give you actionable data to work with.
  • Customer support!
Joris Brabants | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

  • Optimizely makes it extremely easy to setup almost any type of split or multi-variate testing experiment. It has a variety of test triggers types & many ways to segment incoming visitors.
  • I believe Optimizely's results dashboard is one of the best among split testing software. It allowed my team to get insights into the running of tests, like time to significance and a view of metric changes over time.
  • Optimizely is very easy to use for non-engineers. It has a powerful visual interface that allows marketers and advertisers to setup complex variations without 1 line of code.
  • In terms of documentation and implementation, I believe Optimizely is ahead of its competitors in terms of its focus on reliability and speed.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kissmetrics

  • Live usage UI can be improved a lot. although this was definitely a very cool feature, it was somewhat marred by a poor and confusing UI. It shows a stream of actions events being triggered, but it's a bit difficult to figure out how to actually use this stream of data. For example, it;s very difficult to follow a single user. This feature needs a much more intuitive visual design for it to be truly useful as well as just cool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

  • Assistance with on-boarding the tool as opossed to using a partner.
  • Dedicated training on the tool for internal business users both on the development and consultancy side.
  • Impression usage should be applied to running AB tests only - Development teams need to take some time to implement a winning variation and so using impressions to temporarily run a winning experience is not ideal.
Ashley Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 7.4
Based on 27 answers
Price sensitivity and the different choices that now exist in the Analytics industry. I think it makes sense for us sometime this year to rethink our analytics strategy to see how we may leverage the best of GA (which has included lots of new features and updates the past years_, Kiss and other tools as need be
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.0
Based on 42 answers
Because it's an incredible and essential tool for my line of work as a conversion optimization specialist. Really couldn't do my job nearly as effectively without it. It's paid for itself many times over and I feel like I'm only beginning to unlock the tools potential.
Jeremy Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 7.1
Based on 6 answers
Funnel analytics reporting is generally quite good. The drag-and-drop functionality is great and it's easy to use. I would rate this a 7 or so. The problem is the home page or dashboard. This consists of a bunch of boxes with numbers in them and is very weak on visual design. It's quite confusing to look at and doesn't give an instant visual picture as to what is happening. It seems as though this was not given very much thought by the team. The Google Analytics dashboard is very much stronger in terms of visual design.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 7.3
Based on 56 answers
I've heard great feedback from the Marketing and Development team who use the tool. I am not particularly great with code but find it easy to set up tests on my own and feel confident putting them live using the preview tool.
Fay Dawson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 8.3
Based on 6 answers
The application was very rarely down; during the period we used the application, I can think of only two or three occasions in which the site was down. Notably, at no time was the the performance of our own site compromised as a result.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Web interface is nearly always available. Javascript snippet (which actually runs the test) is distributed on a CDN for near-constant availability.
Albert Wavering | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 8.5
Based on 6 answers
Speed improved dramatically as the service matured. Early iterations of the publicly-released application would occasionally provide slow processing of results, but those delays became much rarer occurrences during the last year that we used KISSmetrics. One of the more impressive views (which started out feeling more like a toy) is the live view of visits. Knowing that you could see, in real time, what events a user triggered, was gratifying and instructive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 6.0
Based on 6 answers
We have had some issues with screen flicker when loading experiment content. We had to dial back some of the creative changes to load smaller files.
Shawn Daley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Everytime that I've needed or contacted support, I've received a quick response and timely help! There was even a major issue we had with connecting Unbounce into Kissmetrics. They brought in multiple people and worked with us for hours to make sure we could figure out the issue and get everything running! I have no complaints about the support team!
Aaron Treguboff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.1
Based on 15 answers
They always are quick to respond, and are so friendly and helpful. They always answer the phone right away. And [they are] always willing to not only help you with your problem, but if you need ideas they have suggestions as well.
Sean Cleveland | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Again, we were fortunate to work with KISSmetrics as they built their application, but Hiten, their CEO and founder, was incredibly helpful to me personally, and to our metrics-driven business as a whole, as we adopted their tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 8.6
Based on 3 answers
I loved this aspect of the product. It wasn't just that the documentation and online tutorials are great - which they are - the on-boarding process though was really stellar. Once you have set everything up, you get a welcome message followed by a step-by-step guide to get you started that is built right into the product interface. For example, the UI asks you to first do X, and then copy this code snippet and send it to your developer who will know what to do with it. When you come back after the first interaction with the product, it continues the process by explaining right in the UI how to track events etc.This kind of step-by-step approach is incredibly efficient. Although there are various forms of supporting documentation (PDFs videos etc) to support every step, you don't really need them. This approach means that you are up and running very quickly with virtually no training time or documentation consultation. Highly efficient process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Kissmetrics

Kissmetrics 7.3
Based on 7 answers
In order to build trackability down to revenue, there was quite a lot of work to integrate Kissmetrics with our software and internal process. We had to build the hooks so that Kissmetrics could call back into our software and billing system, etc.. However, we didn't need additional expertise to do this. Once you understand the API, and you own systems, making it work is not too difficult. We did not require an outside consultant or anything like that
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

Optimizely 8.0
Based on 12 answers
Ensure that your Optimizely JS script is loaded in the header of the page. The reason for this is that the DOM loads the page, and if you are changing elements on the page in your variation, Optimizely needs to know this before the page loads so that it can make those changes for your variation.
Douglas Wright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kissmetrics

It has some unique features when compared to Squarespace and Hotjar.1. Multiple Site Management 2. Keyword Tracking, and 3. Campaign Management. User video tracking is not possible in Kissmetrics, but Hotjar provides it for free and paid subscribers.
Balaji Perumal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

I think that Optimizely is more user-friendly than Adobe and Monetate, for example - Adobe is really suited for people with deep pockets and a distinct technical acumen that may not be suitable for a small business. Montetate is not user-friendly - even for seasoned marketers. Apptemize is a pretty great product but they killed their free product. Like Optimzely, they seem to be shooting for enterprise-level clients.
Sylvia Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Kissmetrics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Optimizely

Optimizely 7.0
Based on 49 answers
Optimizely offers excellent testing features and incredible technical support and training resources enabling non-technical teams most benefited by experimentation to truly own this function. Optimizely is easy to implement and use, has simple integration with other technologies making it a staple in our marketing technology stack. Finally, Optimizely continues to innovate around its core technology to add new features and capabilities to improve the overall experimentation process (such as acquiring Experimentation Engine in 2018). In a dynamic and ever-changing marketing technology landscape expect to continue using Optimizely in my marketing technology stack for many years to come.
Emily Emmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kissmetrics

  • Unfortunately for this client (small business) the cost of Kissmetrics was just too prohibitive. But it's obvious that for a larger company that can afford it, the data would be invaluable to gain more insight in how to gain more active users and orders for a funnel.
  • The data provided really increases an understanding of how best to provide the right experience for the users...happy users equals increase in ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Optimizely

  • Before using Optimizely, we were shooting in the dark with our design decisions. We'd make a change, then have to wait to see our user numbers drop over the course of a couple weeks, then roll back the changes. Our front end team would get frustrated with the wasted time, and try again. With Optimizely, our decisions are data-driven, morale doesn't take a hit, and we are always moving forward with our site.
Benjamin Himley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kissmetrics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1,500*

* per installation

Kissmetrics Editions & Modules

Edition
Growth$5001
Power$8501
EnterpriseCustom1
  1. Monthly Tracked People
Additional Pricing Details
What are Monthly Tracked People? Monthly Tracked People are unique visitors that engage in an Event on your website or with your product, that gets tracked by you in Kissmetrics. Monthly Tracked People can be anonymous or identified.

Optimizely

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Optimizely Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kissmetrics
8.1
Optimizely
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Kissmetrics
7.4
Optimizely
9.0

Usability

Kissmetrics
7.1
Optimizely
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Kissmetrics
8.3
Optimizely
9.0

Performance

Kissmetrics
8.5
Optimizely
6.0

Support Rating

Kissmetrics
9.0
Optimizely
9.1

In-Person Training

Kissmetrics
9.1
Optimizely

Online Training

Kissmetrics
8.6
Optimizely
3.0

Implementation Rating

Kissmetrics
7.3
Optimizely
8.0

Scalability

Kissmetrics
Optimizely
7.0

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